Isaiah 53 ©

1 The prophet complaining of want of faith describeth the humiliation of Christ; 4 his sufferings; 10 and the good success thereof.


WHO ahath believed our 1report? and to whom is bthe arm of the LORD revealed?


For he cshall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: dhe hath no form nor *comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.


eHe is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and 2we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.


¶Surely fhe hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet gwe did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.


But he was h3wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of iour peace was upon him; and with his 4stripes we are healed.


jAll we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and kthe LORD 5hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.


He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet lhe opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.


He was mtaken 6from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his 7generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people 8was he stricken.


And nhe made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his 9death; because he had done no violence, neither was any odeceit in his mouth.


pYet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: 10when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, qhe shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and rthe pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.


sHe shall see of the *travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: tby his knowledge shall my righteous uservant vjustify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.


wTherefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he xwas numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and ymade intercession for the transgressors.